Show me the data on non-travel swine flu
I would like to know where Professor John Oxford got his statistics on confirmed cases of swine flu not linked with travel ('Swine flu pandemic predicted for autumn').
Patients who have not been to Mexico, or their contacts, are not supposed to be tested. Presumably he cannot have proper positive results from patients who were not tested, and so cannot have statistics on cases not linked to travel.
Surely his comments would have made more sense if GPs were expected to test sporadic cases for population surveillance, but we are not.
From Dr David Church, Machynlleth, Powys